Trauma can be acute (short lasting), chronic (long lasting) or complex (multiple and long lasting), but it always leaves a mark. All of us have experienced emotional wounds. Whether it’s a bad break up, a divorce, the loss of a loved one, having survived a natural disaster, or verbal and emotional abuse, we carry scars both visible and invisible. These wounds never go away, but we can learn how to better manage them and live better with them.
Divorce is often referred to as one of the most traumatic life events next to death and moving, and people may experience a range of emotional responses from relief to grief. Just know whatever you’re feeling is valid. If you’re considering divorce, or struggling post-divorce, talking to a therapist can help.
Is it PTSD or CPTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is most commonly associated with soldiers, but anyone exposed to a traumatic or upsetting event can suffer from PTSD. Whether it’s witnessing the horrifying events of war, suddenly losing a loved one, or if you’re a victim of a robbery or natural disaster, you might find your brain replaying these events over and over.
CPTSD, or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is PTSD that presents with other mental health issues. People experiencing CPTSD have often been exposed to long term childhood neglect or domestic abuse.
Words Can Hurt As Much As Fists
Verbal and physical abuse can damage both your mental and physical health. Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, and loss of self-esteem are common when you’re in an abusive relationship with a partner, friend or family member. It can take a great deal of inner strength and support to build up the confidence to make healthy changes.
Whatever kind of trauma you’re suffering from, we’re here to help you better manage your emotions and traumatic experiences, and give you the support and tools to build back up. Click the image below for a free 15 minute clinical consultation to see how our team can be your team.
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